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Will McGrath's famous prediction be right again?.

Glenn McGrath makes bold prediction ahead of the upcoming Ashes series

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Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath is famous for his Ashes predictions, and he has once again been asked for his views ahead of the upcoming series.

For those who do not remember, McGrath was known for his blistering pace bowling for over 14 years.

He terrified batsmen and still holds the record for being the highest wicket-taking fast bowler in history.

Now, the legendary bowler sticks to making bold predictions and the occasional spot of punditry.

As for his opinions, he is known for totally backing Australia, obviously.

His "5-0" predictions are world renowned, and it is probably worth noting that the last time he had his say on how England would fare in Australian turf, he was spot on.

England lost 5-0 the last time they attempted to win the Ashes on Australian soil after a wicked bowling display by the fiery Mitchell Johnson.

When asked about this winter's series, he admitted his previous predictions left him in quite the dilemma.

He joked: "If I don't come out and say 5-0 people say to me "oh are you not so confident this time? Do you think it will only be 4-1 or 4-0 now?"

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But, when pushed for an answer regarding his actual prediction, the Australian did not disappoint.

"I'm still sure Australia will do well. Whether it will be 5-0, I don't know, but I'm always happy to predict it. 

"It would be rude of me not to [predict a 5-0], wouldn't it?

"If our bowlers can stay on the park and bowl well there could be a good chance of that again. It's always up to the batsmen. Bowlers will win matches as long as the batsmen score enough runs. That's coming from a bowler."

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Another 5-0 prediction, shock.

A prediction said in jest, but one that will only be laughed at if England really perform.

Whether Joe Root's team will be able to compete in Australia will be a fascinating watch, especially with the potential loss of star all-rounder Ben Stokes.

One thing is for sure, Root and his fellow teammates will be doing their utmost to ensure they prove McGrath wrong.

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